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Old 12 June 2013, 09:20   #31
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I removed and replaced the console on my rib. The new console is further forward which improved the balance greatly. The boat is now less likley to slam. An unforseen side effect of moving the console and thus the battery and fuel forward is that the boat is now a wetter ride than was the case before.
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Old 12 June 2013, 10:08   #32
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I have only had experience of sub-6m boats but the best riding hulls of these had a curved keel profile rather than a flat one. A simple example would be a surfboard versus a snowboard. The curved hulls tended to rock over the chop whereas the flatter designs slammed more. Not much use on Ribnet I know, but the most comfortable hull I have owned was an 18ft Wellcraft hard boat. It had the curved profile but only a medium entry V. The most comfortable Rib I owned was a 5m Lomac with a similar hull design. Believe it or not, it was a cat B as well!
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I removed and replaced the console on my rib. The new console is further forward which improved the balance greatly. The boat is now less likley to slam. An unforseen side effect of moving the console and thus the battery and fuel forward is that the boat is now a wetter ride than was the case before.
This again is down to experience and design, I bet the water comes over on the shoulder of the boat, just where the tubes straighten out to go aft
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Old 12 June 2013, 10:46   #34
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I havent taken much notice of were it comes from but I will. The fecking sea is soo very cold at the moment I get brain freeze when it hits my head (Similar to eating ice cream too fast)
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Old 12 June 2013, 11:51   #35
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We noticed it coming down the sound of mull in a head on sea if we went slow we went up and down the waves but when we got a decent pace we could skim across the tops making a smoother ride
Yep!! Speed makes a difference as well , going across to Ireland last year my RC545 kept up with all the bigger boats I think it's all on the sea conditions on the day & distance between the waves & speed that you travel at also the person at the helm
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I've read all these threads and haven't seen any mention of chine and spray rails,
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I have noticed though that the current 5.4 hull I have is an old Tornado design which has very aggresive spray rails, and Ive been amazed how well this boat handles, in chop , as any water sliding up the hull gets pushed down hard .. and these come right to the bow .. which many other hulls Ive looked at dont .. they are smooth up front.
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Sorry mate I stand corrected
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I see the rest of this went in the bilges, I really didn't mind getting pulled up, I must explain though, I missed his post cause I didn't read it, most of the time he's taking the piss or winding someone up so I assumed he was doing the same, I did need to apologise has he did have something constructive to say
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This was one of the most interesting posts/ observations/ question that had been put to this forum in some time
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